Watercolor and ink on paper
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Theatre production information
Opera by Scott Joplin. Produced by Houston Grand Opera, 1975.
Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha received a reading at the Lincoln Theatre in Harlem in 1915, but it was not staged until 1972, at Morehouse College, after the rise of African-American studies and amidst the revival of ragtime. The Houston Grand Opera, conducted by ragtime enthusiast and jazz historian Gunther Schuller, staged Treemonisha in 1975.
Franco Colavecchia (American, b.1937)